TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say commercial truck drivers should plan in advance where they want to park when they need a break — and not park on the shoulder of Interstate 83.

The agency says there’s been an increase in tractor-trailers parked on the side of the highway between Interstate 695 in Towson and the Pennsylvania state line. Police say the parked trucks lead to “extremely dangerous conditions.”

Starting Friday, police are implementing a zero-tolerance policy and will issue $60 tickets to truck drivers who park on the shoulder.

Truck drivers are urged to stop at rest areas, welcome centers or weigh stations. Electronic highway signs will also be used to remind drivers about the increased enforcement.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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